Expanding my horizons

I don’t have a photo of this recipe because so little of it made it past dinner time. The new house has meant that I have been trying to keep our grocery bill down more progressively than before.

And meats seemed like a good place to start. There are so many less expensive cuts of meat that I haven’t used or heard of before but so far have been very tasty. I have a freezer stocked with flap meat/sirloin tip, lamb neck, and now, veal breast.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under French, Meat & Fish, Soups & Stews

Cleaning out the freezer

17757666_10209500613815821_7688563126078257386_n

Every year, I wait patiently for peaches. I won’ eat them except in the month of August because a sad peach is a terrible thing. An August peach, that is a thing of beauty. Normally.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Cakes & Tarts

Getting ready for Easter

17862795_10209500613295808_5785488272482727336_nPasqualina is something my mother would make basically only once a year and I have always loved. Spinach is among my top three favorite vegetables, along with broccoli and zucchini. But those also happen to be my sister’s top three least favorite vegetables. So any chance to have spinach was good with me. I know, strange child.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Eggs, Italian, Savory Tarts & Quiches, Thoughts, Vegetable

Getting my groove back

17309734_10209249931668924_1050098402698153921_n

As any of you who own a home have already figured out, houses are expensive. And kitchen renovations suck.┬áIt has been weeks since I had a normal, fully unpacked and accessible kitchen and it looks like I’m going to wait a few weeks more. But, at least now I have a fully stocked fridge and pantry.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Thoughts

Tiny victories

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We bought a house.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Thoughts

Intensely Fudgey Rye Brownies

2017-01-06_0827

Maybe you think that brownies are the last thing you need in January. But maybe you are wrong.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under American, Cookies & Bars

Cold Weather Comfort Soup

15003356_10208202698688754_8870039363738983693_o

In October, I had the good fortune to go to a little town in Connecticut to celebrate my favorite TV show. I saw many wonderful people and had a great time, despite the cold incessant rain. Bone chilling rain. All. Weekend. Long.

Needless to say, soup was definitely on the mind.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under American, Italian, Soups & Stews